The hits keep coming for Anthony Woods, the West Point graduate who earned the Bronze Star serving in Iraq, discharged under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and running in the Special Election in California’s 10th Congressional District. The Human Rights Campaign and the Victory Fund have endorsed Woods for Congress.
Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, which helps recruit and support openly gay candidates for elected office, says Woods "is an exciting candidate" with a "tremendous record" of accomplishment. "He's also running an impressive campaign. ... Woods will be an authentic voice not only for the people of California's 10th Congressional District, but for the millions of Americans for whom the promise of equality remains unfulfilled."
Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese adds: "Anthony hasn’t just shown his support on issues of LGBT equality, he’s lived them—especially the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' ... There is no doubt that Anthony will be a role model for LGBT youth, and we applaud his continuing service to our country."
The special election will replace the outgoing Rep. Ellen Tauscher who accepted a presidential appointment as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. For the fundraising quarter that ended June 30th, the two tour Iraq War Veteran outraised his opponents and recruited more than 800 donors, more than "more than twice the number of donors as Lt. Governor John Garamendi", according to reports. Woods has organized more than 4,700 supporters on Facebook, described as "more than every other CD 10 candidate combined."
Anthony Woods is the truth. AFTER THE JUMP, watch Tony Woods talk to AMERICAblog's Joe Sudbay, a recent appearance on CNN and his campaign video. If you can, please donate to Anthony Woods' campaign or his ACTBlue page. Join Anthony Woods on Facebook or follow him on Twitter (@Woods4Congress). Wouldn't it be great to have a member of Congress who is black, gay, a veteran and knew what it was like to grow up without health care?